Robyn Leatherman

Biography

Although the majority of inspiration for my writing comes from the historical fiction genre, I do also write westerns with a slant to historical events, some children's work and I've written one YA story.

My published books include Summer Rain, Rich Fabric (contributing author), A Dolphin For One and Rebellion in the Valley; keep your eyes peeled for the last two stories in the the Valley trilogy: Anticipation in the Valley and Renewal in the Valley, both due for release in 2014!

Rebellion in the Valley is a western with a hint of historical facts based on events occurring in the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado in the 1870s.

Check my blog at [robynleatherman dot com] for all upcoming news relating to my progress with the Valley trilogy - as well as occasional giveaways and contests!

As I expand my avenues for writing, please join me [TheOneAMPen] on Wattpad.

I study and speak my native tongue of Tsalagi (Cherokee), enjoy beading & custom jewelry making on my downtime as well as creating one of a kind, original Barbie dollhouses and miniature dollhouses.

Feel free to email me if you are interested in my crafting work, if you would like to ask about my writing or schedule an interview.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing and how has your writing style changed over time?
I first began to explore the world of writing during the summer of '74 or '75, when my cousins and I gathered around my mother's old tape recorder to put on little plays we'd all write together. The reaction we got from our moms is what I give credit to in my interest in writing. A couple of years after that, I became a closet poetry writer and churned out nearly a thousand super cheesy ones by the time I hit my 18th year. As a teenager, I wrote impromptu poetry in a local strip mall during the summer months and discovered maybe it wasn't all that nerdy to write after all ... the fondest recollection I have during that summer was being paid to write a love poem; a young man wanted to propose but his family opposed the union, so he had me write a poem for him and let my words do the asking for him. In my 20's, I shifted gears and wrote children's stories for a few years. These days, my writing is either historical, western, Native American or children's. There are too many stories in my head to narrow it down to one genre just yet!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
This is embarrassing, but in kindergarten, my teacher wanted us to take a book home, read it, and bring a note back from our parents verifying that we really had "read" it. By the time I'd finished with my art project and reached the bookcase, only one book remained: The Sugar Baby.

In my 5-year-old indignation, I told myself I refused to read a book entitled - what I thought - was The Cigar Baby.

That night, I forged my mom's note to verify that I'd read this abomination, writing that "I really did read this" and signed it ... "By my mom".
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Robyn Leatherman online


Where to buy in print


Books

Rebellion in the Valley
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,470. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Set in the 1870s in the Wet Mountain Valley of CO, this takes readers into the lives of the Johnson family and the beloved Red Bone Ranch; meet Hailee and her father, Bruce as they meet the challenges facing ranchers. Come to adore Richard, their cook and friend. Tobias will join in line as a favorite character, but beware of Howard J. Duffman, who yearns to be much more than just a hired hand!
A Dolphin For One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
(4.00 from 1 review)
A life is turned completely upside down when young Kaileigh is left an orphan. Through the trials that come with foster care, being a teen, and yes, love, she finds out that life isn't so bad after all.

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Smashwords book reviews by Robyn Leatherman

  • Ryann on May 27, 2013

    I enjoyed this story! Chapter 1 began with Megan, a young sclava (slave) girl being beaten and her friend, Ryann, hiding so she wouldn't receive the same treatment. Ryann is saving her silver coins up in order to buy her own freedom from this life - if all goes right, maybe another year and she'll be gone. The plot was very easy to follow, & I could easily place myself in the castle, could visualize the story as I read along. Chapter 3 brought me to tears as Ryann and I lost a dear friend together. It's just a story until you realize that these things have probably happened in history, and then it becomes more personal. I understand this is the first in a series: can't wait to read more!